May 23 2024
Emily Loftis

Explore ways to navigate common event tech pain points, with insights on cost-saving measures, event production, internet needs and more. … Read More

One digital tool, end-to-end solutions for a smooth, interactive event experience

Apr 20 2023
Kristi Casey
10 MIN
What value do your in-person events provide? Respondents of the Encore Winter 2022 Planner Pulse Report say the greatest value their gatherings provide is networking/relationship building (74 percent). Sixty-one percent say it’s connecting people/employees to an organization’s mission/vision/values; an equal number say it’s education/training/professional development opportunities. Maximizing return on these three areas not only benefits ...

Reflections on Women’s History Month and equity in action at Encore 

Mar 23 2023
Emily Loftis
7 MIN
Encore values the power of inclusion. That’s why we’re proud to create spaces of belonging and work to proactively diversify our team. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re excited to share a new way we’re putting our commitment to equity into practice with our Women in Audio Visual Technology (WAVE) program. We’re also delighted ...

Why you should rent a laptop for your event 

Sep 8 2022
Kristi Casey
5 MIN
When you’re organizing events, the desire to be a good fiscal steward means you should examine every additional cost. But one that you should approve is laptop rental for presentations, videos, or streaming the hybrid portion of your event. “Rental for a laptop on average is less than – $300,” says Encore VP of Product ...

Event resources that lower planner stress levels

Aug 31 2022
Kristi Casey
The return of in-person events is a welcome change from the cloistered era of pandemic-induced, learn on the fly virtual event planning. But the rebound also added stress to event professionals, who — even before the pandemic — occupied a job that annually topped CareerCast’s list of “Most Stressful Jobs.” Thankfully, Encore offers resources and ...

Despite economic concerns, outlook remains optimistic for in-person events

Aug 3 2022
Kristi Casey
More meeting and event professionals are actively booking or sourcing new events now than any time since 2020. According to the Encore Summer Planner Pulse 2022 report, that number represents 71 percent of 461 survey respondents, who represent a diverse swath of corporate, association, administrative, marketing, third-party, independent and special event producers and organizers. More ...

Leveraging Event Technology for Engagement

Jul 12 2022
Kristi Casey
5 MIN
The basic tools, technologies and best practices you need to engage dual remote and in-room audiences. What are your event essentials? The tools you need depend on the experience you’re trying to create. All hybrid events will need camera and audio as well as an event platform. Use this chart to identify additional elements you ...

Keep attendees engaged with an interactive event platform

Jun 27 2022
Kristi Casey
8 MIN
People are returning to in-person events. But the audience doesn’t look the same. One reason might be because the majority of Americans care more about their mental health, physical health and family than they did before the pandemic (Source: The Harris Poll, “The Great Awakening”), by 67 percent, 71 percent and 72 percent, respectively. It’s ...